Za'atar Bazaar
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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 5 mins
Think couscous but a really amazingly colourful one made from carrots and full of vitamins and fabulous flavours. This is what super salading is all about.
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340 kcal
(per portion)
Ingredients you'll need
  • 400g bunched carrots
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 25g sesame seeds
  • 2 tsp sumach
  • A handful of thyme, leaves only
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 lemon
From your kitchen
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
Step by step this way
  • 1.

    Trim the tops from your carrots. Give both a good wash. Roughly chop the carrots and add to a food processor. Blitz till it looks like couscous. No food processor? Simply grate the carrots.

  • 2.

    Finely chop a handful of the carrot tops (use the rest in a stock or soup). Peel and finely grate or chop the garlic. Fold both through the carrots.

  • 3.

    Set a frying pan over medium heat. Add the sesame seeds. Toast till just golden – lower the heat if they start pop and try to escape from the pan.

  • 4.

    Mix the toasted sesame seeds with 2 tsp of the sumach and the thyme leaves. Add a pinch of salt. Fold two-thirds of this into your carrot couscous.

  • 5.

    Add the zest from the lemon to the carrot mix. Squeeze 2 tbsp lemon juice into a jam jar or bowl. Shake (lid on) or whisk with 2 tbsp olive oil and a pinch of salt. Fold through the carrot mix.

  • 6.

    Finely dice the red pepper, discarding the seeds and stalk. Fold it through the salad. Top with the remaining sesame, thyme and sumach mix. Taste. Finish with a gloss of oil and another squeeze of lemon juice, if you like.

  • 7.

    DID YOU KNOW? Sesame seeds are a good source of a variety of minerals, including phosphorous, potassium, copper, manganese and calcium.